Facts

  • Top

    Low Top

    Extremely popular sneakers because of their price range, versatility when it comes to style, and freedom of movement. Almost everyone is guaranteed to have low-top sneakers in their shoe rotation.

    Mid Top

    Mid-top sneakers extend toward the ankle for a little more support and hold. These lie somewhere in the middle between low-top and high-top sneakers in terms of usage and popularity.

    High Top

    Sneakers with collars that go above the ankles for optimal hold and support are some of the most sought-after models in lifestyle shoes. Most of these shoes take their roots from basketball and have easily or fashionably crossed to mainstream wear.

    Good to know

    Regardless of cut, it's always good to start with sneakers that can be worn for the daily grind, also called as "beaters" by some, as these are usually cheaper, easy to clean, and still gives that lifestyle "edge" before going for those wallet-thinning models.

  • Inspired from

    Sports

    Sneakers dominantly take their heritage from running, basketball, skate, tennis, training, hiking, and football. Still retaining a few of their performance-based technologies, these sneakers have transcended their respective niches and have successfully and popularly transformed themselves as staples of fashion footwear.

    Casual

    Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.

    Good to know

    Brands are now blending elements of performance and casual appeal in basically every sneaker. One can hardly go wrong with a sports-inspired sneaker or a simple casual shoe.

  • Collection

    Good to know

    Shoes sharing the same inspiration, history, materials, or technologies are routinely assembled under one compilation for the convenience of those who may wish to categorize or label their own collection as such. The classic collections like the Adidas Originals, Air Max 1, Air Force 1, new balance classic sneakers, and the Classic Leather head the pack of frequently asked about collections.

  • Price
    $75
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Fit & Sizing

The Cloudfoam Thunder Mid is available in men’s sizes ranging from 6-14. In between sizes are available as well for broader options. Most users claim that these are true to size so ordering the usual size is recommended. Women who wish to avail these sneakers may go down 1.5 their typical size to obtain that perfect fit. The mid-top construction of this sneaker offers the necessary ankle support for every day and basketball purposes. It comes in a traditional lace-up closure with cushioned tongue and collar to ensure a more secure fit.

Adidas Cloudfoam Thunder Mid Style

Like most of the mid-cut kicks from the Adidas, this mid-top sneaker features a synthetic leather upper with mesh windows for breathability. The padded tongue and collar not only provides additional comfort and support but it brings a lovely accent that heightens one’s basketball and street style credibility. The mesh insets throughout the shoe serve more than accents, but it contributes to the overall 80s feel of the shoe’s design.

Notable Features

The Adidas Cloudfoam Thunder Mid combines performance, comfort, and durability. The mid-top profile of these sneakers provides increased ankle support and stability, making it suitable to use for sports like basketball. These shoes feature a Cloudfoam technology for a more springy and stable ride, which heightens the wearer's performance. It also ensures comfort throughout the day, on and off the basketball court, with its soft and lightweight cushioning system.  

Adidas Cloudfoam Thunder Mid History

As one of the top sports apparel and footwear brands, Adidas launched its strategic business plan called “Route 2015.” It aims to transform and prepare the brand and its sub-brands for continuing growth by keeping the consumers excited about the products.

Part of the Route 2015 strategy is the launch of the Adidas NEO sub-brand. NEO, which is a completely different business model, means new. According to Adidas, this is expounded to “New by definition. New in concept. New in spirit.” This sub-brand targets the teenagers, the next generation consumers primarily.  

The concept of NEO is fresh, fun, active, and connected. It satisfies the different needs of its target market of always keeping the wardrobe fresh, having clothes that are trendy and suitable for their active lifestyle, and utilizing social tools. The line of products offered by NEO is continuously modern and stylish, comprised of pieces that are competitive to that of high street retailers. Prices are maintained to be affordable to suit the average expenditure of the 14-19-year-olds.

Additional Info

  • The Adidas Cloudfoam Thunder Mid is designed with a stylish wedge at the top which not only adds flair to its style but allows a customized fit as well.  
  • These sneakers dispense exceptional grip and traction while ensuring durability because of its heavy-duty rubber outsole.

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